Incident at 503 Martin

July 21, 2007 - A suspect has been arrested and charged in the fatal stabbing of a juvenile male at 503 Martin about 9:15 p.m. on Friday (July 20).

The suspect, Terzandro Terrell James-Baines (b/m, DOB: 6/13/90) is charged with murder in the 182nd State District Court. He is accused in the killing of Jabot Phillips, 15, of 4119 Bluegrass, who suffered a stab wound to the torso. Phillips was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Officers B.W. Nabors and D.R. Daniel reported:

Jabot Phillips and James-Baines were involved in an argument in the parking lot at 503 Martin when Phillips struck James-Baines one time in the face. James-Baines then retrieved a pocketknife from his pants and stabbed Phillips. Several witnesses assisted Phillips until HFD medics arrived. James-Baines remained at the scene until police arrived and placed him in custody.

GO 7-21-07
Inc #107466207

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